Re: Durability of some recent classics?

Greetings Dave,

Facing East is not only useful for its content, but also for its methodology. I tended to use Calloway's Amercian Revolution in Indian Country because each chapter can stand on its own as an individual essay/article, you don't necessarily have to assign the entire text.

All the best,


Paul Sivitz, PhD
Adjunct Instructor
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Durability of some recent classics?

Dear Colleagues--I'm getting ready to teach an undergraduate course next year about Native Americans and early American history to about 1800 and was wondering if some recent classics have held up.  Would you share your thoughts about Dan Richter's Facing East from Indian Country (Harvard, 2001) and Colin Calloway's One Vast Winter Count (Nebraska, 2003)?  Do they still hold their own?  What other surveys or overviews do you suggest I look at?  Thanks for considering these questions.  Stay safe, everyone.

Dave Hsiung, Juniata College

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